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MEDIA ADVISORY: United Way of the Greater Triangle’s 12th Annual MLK Day of Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1/12/17
CONTACT:
Irene Godínez
igodinez@unitedwaytriangle.org
Office: (919) 463-5013 | Cell: (919) 627-7511

MEDIA ADVISORY

United Way of the Greater Triangle’s 12th Annual MLK Day of Service

*EXCELLENT VISUALS*

Who:   United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is mobilizing 2,200 volunteers across four counties. This will be the largest mobilization of volunteers in the Triangle on MLK Day, 2017.

What: 12th Anniversary Triangle-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  Over 25 volunteer community service projects will take place in Johnston, Orange, Wake, and Durham counties. United Way Signature Projects will take place in each of the counties UWGT serves. Our MLK Day of Service at NCCU will be dedicated to our late board member and NC Central University Chancellor, Dr. Debra Saunders-White, who embodied the legacy and teachings of Dr. King in many ways, not the least of which was being a champion of collaboration by hosting our largest MLK Day of Service celebration.

When: Monday, January 16, 2017

Where: 

Durham County-Rotary Signature Project *In Partnership with RTP Rotary Club & other Rotary Clubs in the area
Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
475 Registered Volunteers
Volunteer Projects Description:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bean bags

Durham County Signature Project
North Carolina Central University
The LeRoy T. Walker Physical Education and Recreation Complex
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
800 Registered Volunteers
Volunteer Projects Description:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making baby blankets
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bean bags
  • Diaper wrapping
  • Making bookmarks
  • Making encouragement card

Wake County Signature Project
Saint Mary’s School
900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
375 Registered Volunteers
Volunteer Projects Description:

  • Creating soup mixes
  • Making baby blankets
  • Making rice bags
  • Making bean bags
  • Making bookmarks
  • Making encouragement card

Johnston County Signature Project
Boys & Girls Clubs of Johnston County
311 W. Richardson St.
Selma, NC 27576
Temporary Trailers
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
40 Registered Volunteers
Volunteer Projects Description:

  • Group reading with authors
  • Individual readings with volunteers
  • Craft projects with Scrap Exchange
  • Book Distribution

Orange County Signature Project
Hillsborough Community Center
302 West Tryon St.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
40 Registered Volunteers
Volunteer Projects Description:

  • Group reading with authors
  • Individual readings with volunteers
  • Craft projects with Scrap Exchange
  • Book Distribution

Social Media
United Way staff and volunteers will be using the social media hashtags #Uniting4Good #MLKDayTriangle to post updates to TwitterFacebook, and Instagram from events all across the area including the Signature Projects. The official UWGT social media handle is @UWTriangle.

https://www.facebook.com/UWTriangle/
https://twitter.com/UWTriangle
https://www.instagram.com/uwtriangle/

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